Last year, Royal Caribbean Cruises agreed with the producers of a reality television show called “Shipmates” to use the cruise line’s Vision of the Seas in the filming of the program. Channel 4 TV in the UK used the Vision as the setting for what the producers describe as a “party-fueled luxury cruise ship” sailing
NCL Conducts Undercover Investigation on Itself – Will Royal Caribbean Do the Same?
Royal Caribbean and its subsidiary, Celebrity Cruise, have been in a state of panic lately frantically trying to fend off bad publicity surrounding an expose’ on crew member hours, wages and working conditions on the Eclipse which aired in the U.K.
The British television station sent two "undercover" reporters on to the cruise ship, one…
Cruise Industry Friends Rally to Support Celebrity Cruises Following “Cruises Undercover” Investigation
Last night in Britain, Channel 4 Television’s "Dispatches" program aired its undercover investigation, "Cruises Undercover," into the hours and working conditions on Celebrity Cruises’ Eclipse cruise ship sailing out of Southampton.
The Twitter feed for "#cruisesundercover" and comments to the Channel 4 website page seems to show the general public’s disgust for the…
Celebrity Cruises Crew Member Controversy Brewing in Britain
On Monday October 1st, the U.K.’s Channel 4 Dispatches television is airing a documentary about the working conditions aboard the Celebrity Cruises’ Eclipse cruise ship which is now home ported in Southampton.
The program is called "Cruises Undercover: The Truth Below Deck." Channel 4 describes the program as follows:
Almost two million Brits…
Documentary: Disasters at Sea – Why Ships Sink
The U.K.’s Channel 4 broadcast a cruise documentary tonight called "Disaster at Sea: Why Ships Sink."
"Why Ships Sink" examines the issue of passenger safety at sea since the Titanic. A film crew came to Miami last month and interviewed me and others involved in the cruise and maritime industries.
Unfortunately, the documentary…